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Spend more time with friends and family with our quick & easy holiday recipes, including cookies, appetizers, and desserts.

Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November each year. Historically, this day was a religious celebration that was meant to thank God. But, traditionally it is celebrated to mark the arrival of first pilgrims in USA.

On Thanksgiving Day we give gratitude to the things that are good in life. This is the day, we celebrate with family and friends and have grand parties. This is one of the major festivals of USA that is celebrated with family and friends. Some traditional dishes included in the Thanksgiving meal are Roasted turkeys, Corns, Cranberry sauce, Pumpkin pie and Potatoes.

This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and people exchange gifts like jewellery, flowers, chocolates, baked cookies, chocolates etc. with each other.

In this blog post, we have collected top recipes for Thanksgiving.

  • Fresh Corn Spoonbread 
    Photo Courtesy: Southern Bite

    If you are looking for a good replacement for cornbread, you should try this simple spoonbread recipe.

  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip 
    Photo Courtesy: Quick & Easy Recipes

    This easy and quick recipe of dip is very delicious. It mainly contains chopped frozen spinach, cream cheese and artichoke hearts. It also contains 3 kinds of grated cheeses that include Parmesan, mozzarella and gruyere.

  • Sweet Potato Souffle 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    Creamy mashed sweet potatoes are topped with buttery and crunchy pecans. This is a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving. It is a very tasty sweet potato casserole recipe.

  • Sausage and Herb Stuffing 
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    The stuffing is generally made with croutons/bread. You can add chopped vegetables for additional stuffing.

  • Smoked Turkey 
    Photo Courtesy: Town and Country Meats

    Cold-cut smoked turkey is different from barbecued turkey due to its ham-like texture and smoke flavor.

  • Old-fashioned Cornbread Dressing 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This recipe is very delicious. It is moist and seasoned with onions, celery and sage. This is a classic recipe of Thanksgiving that is a part of celebrations every year.

  • Pumpkin Mousse 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a very delicious pumpkin dessert and is easy to prepare as no baking is required. This is very rich and creamy.

  • Green Beans with Bacon 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a delicious and sweet side dish of green bean casserole. It consists of great ingredients like pecans and bacon.

  • Grilled Turkey 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is the best way of cooking a Turkey. Although, not a very traditional way of cooking, the process gives you a juicy and tender turkey.

  • Tomato Vegetable Casserole 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    The main ingredients used in this recipe are carrot, onion, potato, sweet potato, zucchini and bell pepper. Make sure that each of the vegetables are of the same size when cut.

10 Best Italian Pasta Recipes

Italy is famous for its different types of cuisines and pasta is one of the most popular dish in the world. You can find different types of shapes and sizes of the pasta in the whole world. This world-famous Italian dish is the best comfort meal. You can choose different kinds of pasta like fusilli, penne, spaghetti with different kind of sauces such as tomato sauce, creamy white sauce or garlic butter sauce. You can also choose between vegetarian pasta or non-vegetarian pasta.

we have different types of quick and easy pasta recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.

Pesto Alla Genovese

The main ingredient of this dish is Basil leaves which provides it a natural green color. It also includes Garlic, Olive oil and Grated Parmigiano Cheese is added on the top of the dish just before serving it.

Bucatini All Amatriciana

This traditional recipe originated in Amatrice, a small town in Rome. The recipe is based on sauteed onions mixed with meat and tomatoes and a pinch of black pepper. This peppery pasta is a guaranteed way to delight your taste buds.

Pasta Alla Carbonara

Pasta Alla Carbonara is not a saucy dish because carbonara is a dressing. It is a simple dish that requires only a few ingredients to dress some fresh pasta. Egg yolk is the main ingredient, with some bacon and Pecorino cheese.

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

This dish traditionally comes from the Abruzzo region. This less expensive and delicious dish can be prepared by using some simple ingredients. The sauce is prepared with pressed garlic and lovely olive oil and some chopped parsley.

Ravioli Di Ricotta E Spinaci

It is a freshly made pasta dish which contains a specially made pasta. This pasta is stuffed with ricotta, spinach, some Parmigiano Reggiano, cheese, egg, salt and pepper. The sauce is made with unsalted butter.

Penne Alla Bolognese Bianco

This meat-based pasta recipe is prepared with some ingredients like tomatoes, fried garlic, olives and ground meat. It is generally served with some cheese and peperoncino on the top.

Farfalle Al Salmone

This famous Italian dish is prepared with some special ingredients like Farfalle pasta, unsalted butter, sour cream, smoked salmon fish, red caviar and little amount of vodka.

Fettuccine All Alfredo

This is an egg based White Sauce Pasta recipe with its silky smooth and aromatic sauce made from butter and milk.

Orecchiette

Orecchiette is a homemade pasta commonly found in a southern area of Italy. This is a small,round shaped, white coloured pasta. It looks like delicious little ears on your plate. The main ingredients are rapini or broccoli.

Ravioli Lasagna

Ravioli Lasagna Is almost epic baked pasta dish. This delicious Italian cuisine is made with the layers of meat, cheese, mushroom and red tomato paste. Just these four ingredients are able to do the magic in your mouth.

10 Best American Street Food Recipes

America is famous for its street food culture. American people want to eat comfort food and American street food hits the spot every time. Be it New York, Chicago, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, every American street has their own delicious street food. There are many famous food trucks, food vans and food carts who provides the ready to eat mouth-watering street food with some American twist. There is much variety of American street food but we are going to provide you America’s most popular street food recipes.

 

american hot dogs

A small piece of grilled or steamed sausage, served on a half sliced bun and loaded with mustard, onions, dill pickles, cheese, ketchup, mayonnaise, and chili. This is the most favorite street food in America.

american hamburgers

A well-cooked patty made with ground beef, chicken or turkey sandwiched in a burger bun with some toppings like onion, tomato, lettuce, cheese and ketchup is enough for satisfying the cravings of Hamburger lovers.

 

american doughnuts

Doughnuts are always loved by American foodies. These ring shape fried delicious doughnuts are found all over the United States. There are many flavors, varieties of this street food. Save your appetite for this sweet street food.

 

american pizza

Pizza is for everyone either vegetarians or meat lovers. You can choose the different variety of toppings like cheese, tomato, chili, onion, pineapple and pepperoni. People used to go pizza parlors to have pizzas made in the American style.

 

american Burritos

The round flat tortilla stuffed with meat, rice, salsa cheese and other delicious toppings makes this dish an American-Mexican delicacy. These special fusions are loved by all in the US and are the best street foods.

 

american waffles

Waffles are known for its unique size and shape cooked between two plates called waffles maker. This famous street food comes with an endless variety of toppings and combination of so many ingredients.

 

american pretzels

This twisted shape baked bread became a famous American street snack. Pretzels are generally seasoned with salt and served with a flavorful mustard dip.

 

american crepes

Crepe is a very thin fresh pancake made of buckwheat flour, egg, butter and milk. Generally filled with sweet and savory ingredients like fruits, cream and vegetables. You can find it any time of the day on US streets.

 

american churros

Churros is an tasty fried pastry with a curvy shape. This unique pastry is made of only a few ingredients like egg, butter and flour and covered with powdered sugar and cinnamon. You can enjoy it with a hot cup of chocolate.

 

american apple Pie

Apple Pie is a classic double crust pastry. It is the most popular and iconic dessert in American cuisine. This pie has a flaky and buttery flavor filled with sweet apples and covered with wonderful aromatic cinnamon powder.

 

Popular Food Recipes for Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival involves finest Master chefs around the world. The chefs create dishes that are derived from the fresh flavour of Hawaii. The two-week event features dozens of esteemed international chefs. It’s a rare opportunity to experience a combination of international Food and Wine talent, in one location. Wines from the world are available to inhale and drink throughout the event. In this article, I am sharing some of the main recipes that are loved by everyone in Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.

Chocolate Almond Bacon Bars
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

It is a good combination of all delicious Ingredients like dark chocolate, heavy creambaconalmonds.


Red Berry Hibiscus Lemonade
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Red Berry Hibiscus Lemonade is made of fresh fruits which are available in the local market of Hawaii. It is an easy and refreshing drink throughout the festival.


Deviled Ham
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Deviled Ham comes in a  delicious range of recipes and is a wonderful way to use leftover meat.


Pineapple Coleslaw
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

This pineapple coleslaw recipe cannot be easier to make and is most of the time served with salad and other meals. Add extra blue cheese as a finish.


El Diablo Recipe
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Superb! This is an excellent cocktail. It is also called a classic tequila-based cocktail. You can mix with ginger beer.


Shoyu Ramen
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Shyu Ramen is a Japanese noodle recipe. It is primarily a noodle soup, most usually made with pieces of dried kombupork, 3-2 large eggs.


White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Ice Cream
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Very easy and delicious white chocolate chip macadamia nut ice cream. Everyone’s favourite throughout the festival.


Kalua Pork
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

This is the easiest way of making traditional Hawaiian kalua pork.


 

10 Spooky Halloween Recipes

Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated annually on October 31. It has its origins in old European traditions. In ancient times, Celtic festival of Samhain was celebrated in which bonfires were lighted and costumes were worn to drive off ghosts. It was during 8th century that Pope Gregory III declared November 1 as the time for honouring saints. Then, All Saints Day included some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before that was known as All Hallows Eve and later as Halloween. As time passed, Halloween started to develop into a day of activities like carving jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating. This day is celebrated around the world with costumes, gatherings and sweet treats.

In this blog post, we have collected a list of recipes for Halloween:-

  • Halloween cupcakes
    Photo Courtesy: Chef Julie Yoon

    You can bake these Halloween cupcakes for the little kids. The cupcakes are prepared with black velvet sponge and the icing is done with scary faces. It is prepared with simple icing methods. They are really very good.

  • Pumpkin Hummus
    Photo Courtesy: LaaLoosh

    This recipe is a great change from the usual hummus. If you are throwing a Halloween party, you can carve this pumpkin to make creamy hummus.

  • Halloween Brownie Pizzas
    Photo Courtesy: Ottawa Family Living Magazine

    Try this pizza for Halloween. You can make spiders on top of the pizza in many ways.

  • Halloween Toffee Apples
    Photo Courtesy: Kidspot

    These toffee apples can be easily prepared by anyone. The kids love to eat them. They are perfect for Halloween.

  • Spider’s Web Cake
    Photo Courtesy: YouTube

    This is a real showstopper for Halloween. The dish has icing of Swiss meringue buttercream. Any Halloween party is incomplete without this chocolate sponge.

  • Day of the Dead cookies
    Photo Courtesy: Food & Wine Magazine

    Celebrate Halloween or the Day of the Dead with these scary cookies. You can carve the cookies into any shape like witches, pumpkins, ghosts and cats.

  • Zombie Fingers
    Photo Courtesy: MyRecipes

    These creepy and severed zombie finger cookies will scare you before you eat them.

  • Chocolate Bat Cookies
    Photo Courtesy: Betty Crocker

    These chocolate cookies, which are in the shape of bats are a perfect Halloween treat.

  • Frankenstein Cupcakes
    Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

    This Halloween, create your own monsters with this easy recipe.

  • Funny Faces
    Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

    Everyone laughs at funny faces. If someone makes funny faces or draws them on paper or on cookies.

Best German Oktoberfest Recipes

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival in Germany. It traditionally starts on the last weekend of September and ends the first Sunday of October. It is the almost two-week festival held every year in Munich, Germany.  Millions of people from around the world visit Munich every year. People enjoy a wide variety of traditional German dishes. We present to you some of the best Oktoberfest-related recipes:-

Sausage And Sauerkraut Fritter This recipe is perfect for an evening snack. Sauerkraut fritters are served with sweet sauce.


Belgian White Beer Cookies With Orange IcingThis is another homemade recipe, very easy and fast to make and good to taste.


Fried Apple Pie RecipeMaking an apple pie has never been so easy. Buttery rich layers of tender cake give you delicious taste.


Potato Salad With Horseradish Potato salad with horseradish recipe is a very popular dish throughout the festival. Everyone loves it because steamed potato gives a great taste. 


Beer Cheese SoupThis creamy soup recipe of German origin is great in taste. Everyone loves Beer Cheese Soup on Oktoberfest festival.


Chicken and Dumplings This is very easy and tasty way to make that Southern favourite meal that everyone loves.


Easy Meatloaf RecipeThis is the best ever Meatloaf and it is easy to make. You can also make this dish at your home with some common ingredients like meatloaf, eggs, bread etc.


Fresh Herbed Quark SpaetzleThis recipe makes dinner great. Quark Spaetzle is a soft, fresh cheese with a texture similar to that of yogurt. It is very delicious.


 

Best American Recipes for this Season

Welcome the cool weather with healthy food such as  Tarragon Chicken, Pumpkin and Cheese soup, Corn fritters and so on. Here is a list of seasonal recipes for October. Also, included are some of the best recipes.

TarragonChickenAbsolutely delicious and super easy to make. Tarragon Sauce with chicken gives you wonderful taste and you can also serve it with fried rice. Similar recipes: Tarragon Chicken SaladBaked Tarragon ChickenTarragon Chicken Casserole.


Superb Pumpkin SoupThis recipe is inspired by the  Zelda soup: Twilight Princess. Roasted pumpkin, onions, and garlic give it great taste and smell. Similar recipes: Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin & Corn Soup.


Fish StewThis Homemade recipe is best for Autumn month, specifically month of October. It takes hardly  30-40 minutes to cook. Similar recipes: Sassy Creole Fish Stew, Moosewood’s Italian Fish Stew.


Steamed MusselsThe best way to make steamed mussels recipe with dry white wine, garlic, fresh thyme. Similar recipes: Thai Steamed MusselsSteamed Mussels In White Wine.


Carrot SoupThis is another homemade recipe, very easy and fast to make and good to taste. Similar recipes: Carrot Coriander SoupMoroccan Carrot Soup.


Corn FrittersMake your breakfast wonderful with corn fritters. Everyone loves corn fritters. Similar recipes: Corn Fritters With ScallionsSpicy Corn FrittersCorn Fritters With Salsa.


Ice Cream With White Chocolate Raspberry SauceOne of the fabulous ice cream for October month. A traditional vanilla ice cream layered with white chocolate and then topped with a fresh raspberry. Similar recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Tart With White Chocolate Cream.


Roast Leg Of LambThis is a simple recipe with superb flavor. This traditional roasted leg of lamb recipe is a perfect way to welcome autumn. Similar recipes: Boneless Leg Of LambSlow Roast Leg Of Lamb.


 

Gluten Free Recipes For Healthy Living

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley mainly present in processed foods like beer, french fries, Malt, seasoned snack foods etc as thickener which is not good for the human diet. A gluten-free diet should be based on naturally gluten-free foods with a good balance of micro and macro nutrients such as meat, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products, legumes, nuts, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, rice, and maize.
Here are 10 Gluten-free recipes with some tips to help you buy gluten-free ingredients!

10 New Year Foods That Bring Good Luck

There are some interesting foods out there that are believed to bring good luck into your life for the whole year, especially if taken on a New Year’s Day. You may be superstitious or not but you will find these food perfect for New Year celebrations.

  1. Noodles

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Eating noodles is a usual practice in China, Japan and other countries of Asia. Eating long noodles on New Year’s Day. Due care is taken to make sure that the noodles are not broken during preparation. That is why, they are stir fried when preparing Long-Life Noodles.

Stir-Fried Noodles & Beansprouts recipe

  1. Pork

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Pigs are a symbol of progress in some countries including Spain, Cuba, Hungary, Austria and Portugal. Some believe that the reason behind this is because pigs don’t move backward. And its not only pork, foods that are shaped like pigs also count.

Chocolate Pigs recipe

  1. Grapes
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Photo Courtesy: medicalnewstoday

Mexicans pop a grape for every stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Each grape represents a page of the New Year calendar. If any of the fruit is bitter, one should keep a watch on that month. Other fruits that are popular include pomegranates, which have many seeds and figs that symbolize fertility.

  1. Fish

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Fish is considered a lucky food for a New Year’s Day. It is necessary that the fish be served from head to tail in one peace. This ensures that the whole year will be good.

Whole Grilled Fiesta Fish recipe

  1. Pomegranate
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Photo Courtesy: authoritynutrition

In Turkey, Pomegranates are considered to bring good luck. Their red color represents human heart which is a symbol of life and fertility. They are also great from health’s point of view with abundant, round seeds which denote prosperity.

  1. Greens

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From South America to Europe, everyone eats green leafy vegetables including collards, cabbage and kale which are considered lucky on a New Year’s Day because of their appearance and color that is similar to paper cash. According to the belief, the more you eat, the more prosperous and healthier you will be.

Greens Recipe

  1. Lentils
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Photo Courtesy: puntoricette

Lentils are a popular food for New Year in Italy. Cotechino con Lenticchie(green lentils with sausage) is a popular meal of New Year in Italy. According to a myth, Lentils are considered to be lucky in Hungary. They are preferred to be taken with soup.

Cotechino con Lenticchie recipe

  1. Black-Eyed Peas

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These are thought to bring good luck to one’s life because of their appearance like a penny. They are enjoyed in southern part of USA. They are served on New Year in a traditional dish called Hoppin’ John.

Southern Black-Eyed Peas recipe

  1. Cornbread

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Cornbread is a favorite treat throughout the year, and it is considered a New Year special in South America. This is because its color is similar to that of gold.

Cornbread recipe

Cakes & Circular food

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Foods that are in the shape of ring are said to bring good luck. This may be because they represent coming full circle.

Chocaroon Cake recipe

 

Wish you a very Happy New Year 2016.

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10 Christmas Recipes For Dinner

Christmas is coming and it is time to try tasty recipes for dinner. And that is why we have collected 10 interesting recipes from our vast pool of recipes. We are sure you will like them.

Hors d’ Oeuvres

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Filled with the fragrance of thyme and garlic, scrumptiously creamy Camembert cheese is baked to give you Hors d’ Oeuvres.

Hors d’ Oeuvres Recipe

Fondue

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Cover the pieces of bread with warm and oozing melted cheese. Never drink water with this recipe. Try this recipe, which is the best ever, easy, simple and has correct cheese.

Fondue Recipe

Prosciutto Breadsticks

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These breadsticks serve as great appetizers. By cutting the layered dough in half, you will have tasty two-bite treats.

Prosciutto Breadsticks Recipe

Pork Loin with Cherries

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This slow cooker recipe saves time and frees cooking space in cooktop or oven.

Pork Loin with Cherries Recipe

Roast Beef with Slow Cooked Tomatoes and Garlic

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Photo Courtesy: yummly

This dish is not prepared in slow cooker. Rather it is roasted slowly, so that flavors blend and deepen. It is for all those who love garlic. The recipe gives a heavenly aroma to you kitchen.

Roast Beef with Slow Cooked Tomatoes and Garlic Recipe

Yucatan-Style Pork

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This recipe has been taken from the California Rancho cookbook. You cook it in baker’s clay. As a result, you get a very moist and flavorful meat.

Yucatan-Style Pork Recipe

Roasted Tarragon Lamb with Butter Beans

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Before roasting the lamb, rub it with a mix of garlic and tarragon mix. This will make the dish very delicious.

Roasted Tarragon Lamb with Butter Beans Recipe

Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

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When you roast the beef over a bed of herbs, it infuses the meat with flavor and fragrance. You can serve it with spicy horseradish cream sauce and mushroom tumble.

Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Honey-Bourbon Glazed Ham

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This ham is a Southern classic showstopper. It is a hit every time I make it. The recipe is from Southern Living Heirloom Cookbook.

Honey-Bourbon Glazed Ham Recipe

Hassleback Potatoes

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They are very easy to make and go well with almost everything. It’s very different from baked potato. You can also experiment with different kind of cheese.

Hassleback Potatoes Recipe